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University of Wollongong

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Founded in 1975, the University of Wollongong is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Wollongong (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), New South Wales. This institution also has branch campuses in Dubai, Shoalhaven, Loftus, Moss Vale, Bega, Batemans Bay and Liverpool. Officially recognized by the Department of Education and Training of Australia, University of Wollongong (UOW) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational Australian higher education institution. University of Wollongong (UOW) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 48-year-old Australian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this Australian higher education organization a moderately selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UOW also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


University of Wollongong's Control Typepublic


University of Wollongong's Entity Typenon-profit


University of Wollongong' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


University of Wollongong's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratemoderately selective

University Identity

Acronym UOW
Founded 1975 Origins date back to 1951
Motto Excellence Innovation Diversity
Colours Blue, gold and red
Mascot Baxter The Duck

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University Location

Address Northfields Avenue
2522 New South Wales
University of Wollongong's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
University of Wollongong Phone Number +61 (0)2 4221 3218
University of Wollongong Fax Number +61 (0)2 4221 3233
Other locations Dubai, Shoalhaven, Loftus, Moss Vale, Bega, Batemans Bay and Liverpool

Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following University of Wollongong's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify University of Wollongong's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This University of Wollongong's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at University of Wollongong.

University of Wollongong: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)
12,500-14,999 US$
(11,390-13,670 Euro)
12,500-14,999 US$
(11,390-13,670 Euro)

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Applying for admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Read our Introduction to University Admissions article to learn more.

Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic University of Wollongong's admission information.

University of Wollongong's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

University of Wollongong's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has University of Wollongong a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

University of Wollongong's acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this institution a moderately selective higher education institution.

University of Wollongong's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

University of Wollongong has more than 4700 international students.

University of Wollongong's Admission Office Admission Office

Northfields Avenue
Wollongong 2522
(0)2 4221 3218
1300 367 869

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university or assessing its value. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for University of Wollongong.

University of Wollongong's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

University of Wollongong has an enrollment range of 15,000-19,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

University of Wollongong's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 500-599 academic employees (Faculty).

University of Wollongong's Control Type Control Type

University of Wollongong is a public higher education institution.

University of Wollongong's Entity Type Entity Type

University of Wollongong is a non-profit higher education institution.

University of Wollongong's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.

University of Wollongong's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

University of Wollongong does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of University of Wollongong's main facilities:

University of Wollongong's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit University of Wollongong's Library

University of Wollongong's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

University of Wollongong's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of University of Wollongong's main services:

University of Wollongong's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

University of Wollongong's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

University of Wollongong's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

University of Wollongong's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

University of Wollongong's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

University of Wollongong's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

University of Wollongong is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Department of Education and Training of Australia

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University of Wollongong's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • CPA Australia
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)
  • Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)
  • Australian Computer Society (ACS)
  • Engineers Australia
  • Australian Institute of Physics (AIP)
  • Australian Medical Council (AMC)
  • Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Dieticians Association of Australia (DAA)
  • Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)
  • Legal Profession Admission Board (LBAB)

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Memberships and Affiliations


University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons... read our article about university affiliations and memberships to learn more.

Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University of Wollongong's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Universities Australia
  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
  • Australian National Business Schools

Academic Structure


Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following...

  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and fields of study a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the University of Wollongong 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.

Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

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Twitter X (Twitter)

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YouTube YouTube

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Instagram Instagram

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LinkedIn LinkedIn

University of Wollongong's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

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Video Presentation

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